THAILAND

Two and a half years ago, the only FEBC station in Bangkok, Thailand went dark.

This shutdown, brought on by a massive political transition in the government, was a tragic setback after years of shining light into the darkness of this 95% Buddhist nation. 

We are working to reposition our antenna on top of a skyscraper where nothing will be able to block it. Once established, our expanded broadcast footprint will reach 15 million people—every man, woman, and child in Bangkok and surrounding communities!

We wish we could share with you the many calls, emails, and notes we’ve received in the days since our broadcasts were shut down in Bangkok. The confusion and hopelessness revealed through the correspondence is truly heartbreaking. They cry out—

“Why have you left us?”

“Who else will tell us about Jesus?”

“Where can we find hope if not on the radio?”

Our prayer is that you, like us, are deeply moved by these questions and are filled with renewed vigor to get this station back on the air!

Please give generously now to turn darkness to light for lost souls who may otherwise never hear about God’s love, Jesus’ sacrifice, and the eternal gift of life bought so dearly for each of us.

Help Relaunch our Bangkok Station!

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FEBC’s Impact

In 1951, Thai language programs were produced in NE Thailand and aired by SW from the Philippines. The Christian and Missionary Alliance Mission (C&MA) assigned a couple to do this work with local believers at the request of FEBC.  In 1952, they were killed while participating in a worship service.

Shortwave Thai broadcasts – produced by both FEBC-Thailand and a second Thai production studio – continued from the Philippines until 1976. FEBC-Thailand, with local broadcasts in-country and officially registered under the E.F.T.in 1969, has long maintained close ties with other missionary organizations in Thailand. FEBC- Thailand became very involved with emergency broadcasts and radio distribution following the 2004 tsunami and the 2011 Bangkok floods, and are still airing programs that offer counseling and hope to people living in the affected areas.

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Local Broadcasts
On 32 Stations

 

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Developing Relationships
Through Direct Correspondence

 

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International Broadcasts
In 17 Ethnic Languages

Thailand Ministry Highlights

Local Broadcasts

FEBC produces daily programming in 2 languages aired through 22 local government AM/FM and 7 community stations in 27 provinces throughout Thailand. Plus one AM station is heard in 19 provinces. Most programs run ½ hour/day and are produced by various programmers culturally suited to their audience, totaling 415 hours per month. Additionally, apps are also available for Androids, referred to as “FEBC Radio,” “TTB Thailand” and “Thai Hymns.”

International SW Broadcasts

FEBC-Thailand is also responsible for/closely involved in SW radio ministries for 17 trans-national ethnic languages heard in 5 SE Asian countries. These programs are produced in-country by FEBC staff and programming partners at studios in various locations and aired via SW from FEBC-Philippines. Programs are sent via Open Drive; new media is also used. Radio is an integral part of church planting ministries as well as encouragement and growth for scattered believers. A nearby country’s growth of the Church is directly attributed to our broadcasts. Often listeners are oral people without written Scriptures or illiterate in their language. Many of them are persecuted for their faith.  Twelve websites are available and programs updated daily in the following languages: Mon, Mien, Lao, Hmong, Tai Lue, Lahu, Khmu, Akha, Taidam, Shan, and Lisu, with assistance from programming partners.

Types of Programming

Community Development, Pre-Evangelistic, Bible Teaching, Music, Drama, and Evangelistic

Follow Up Ministry

FEBC-Thailand maintains extensive, consistent, quality follow-up with listeners, in the form of letters, phone calls, emails, text messages, and personal visits to individuals’ homes and at listener rallies.  FEBC-Thailand works closely with local churches. FEBC- Thailand also offers a Bible correspondence course; 93% of the 38,593 listeners enrolled in the Bible study are from other faiths. A separate on-line Bible study is also offered.

Listener Response

In 2017, FEBC Thailand received 89,019 local and international listener responses through phone calls, e-mails, and letters.

Background on Thailand

Government: constitutional monarchy
Capital: Bangkok
Population: 68,200,824 (2016 est.) Thai 95.9%, Burmese 2%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.9% (2010 est.)
Language: Thai, English, ethnic and regional dialects
Religion: Buddhist (official) 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% (2000 census)

Hear About Thailand First!

Videos and Stories from Thailand

FEBC Thailand Travels 11 Hours to Connect with Listeners

In early October, FEBC Thailand sent two teams out to meet and visit listeners throughout the country. The TTB team traveled over 11 hours by car to minister throughout the Chiang Rai province in northern Thailand from October 4-6. The Mon team ministered in the Ranong province in southern Thailand from October 5-7.

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